Despite NSA Claim, Election Vendor Denies System Was Compromised In Hack Attempt

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The Florida elections vendor that was a target for Russian cyberattacks last year has denied a recent report based on a leaked National Security Agency document that the company's computer system was compromised. The hackers tried to break into employee email accounts last August but were unsuccessful, said Ben Martin, the chief operating officer of VR Systems, in an interview with NPR. Martin said the hackers appeared to be trying to steal employee credentials in order to launch a spear-phishing campaign aimed at the company's customers. VR Systems, based in Tallahassee, provides voter registration software and hardware to elections offices in eight states. "Some emails came into our email account that we did not open. Even though NSA says it's...

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